Ah, the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.....and the winner is..

webbie Posted By webbie, Nov 23, 2011 at 8:16 PM

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  1. webbie

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    My Man....
    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-guitarists-20111123/jimi-hendrix-19691231

    "The most beautiful song of the Jimi Hendrix canon is "Little Wing." It's just this gorgeous song that, as a guitar player, you can study your whole life and not get down, never get inside it the way that he does. He seamlessly weaves chords and single-note runs together and uses chord voicings that don't appear in any music book. His riffs were a pre-metal funk bulldozer, and his lead lines were an electric LSD trip down to the crossroads, where he pimp-slapped the devil."

    pimp-slapped the devil? I like that description!
     
  2. Delta-T

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    i think the question is too hard :) . too many genres, too many different styles. I like Jimi and Little Wing is all that and then some (though I think Voodoo Chile,not Child, off Electric Ladyland is the most powerful). I have a short list...all tied for 1st place.

    Jimi, Chet Atkins,John McLaughlin,Steve Howe, and Martin Barre. No dust on any of these guys. All better than me, thats for sure.
     
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    I'll take Jimmy Page any time...
     
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    Hendrix, but his best song is "The Wind Cries Mary"
     
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    Tough call but I still like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Carlos Santana, Joe Satriana and Eric Clapton.. Lots of great guitarists out there..

    Ray
     
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    Compare turnips to kumqats. Clapton, hands down, SRV a very close second.
     
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    Love Little Wing in original and other forms.



    I caught Clapton and Allman playing together and it was truly unreal. ah heck, let's just get them all jamming together.

     
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    Leave my girl alone is one of my favorites by SRV..

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    Pete Townsend and Keef was robbed. Robbed I tell ya. :mad:
     
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    BG that bottom jam was badass..

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    Stanley is amazingly coordinated! Seems impossible to do so many things well with 2 hands at the same time! Reminds me of Paul McCartney when he created an album and did all the instruments himself and layered all the tracks together but I think he only did one instrument at a time.. Still very talented to say the least! Thanx for showing Stanley off I had never heard of him until now..

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    Saw Stanley on a PBS concert while smoking some fine weed back in the 90's I think, kicked back and was mesmerize. Would prolly go well with a nice bottle of wine also.
     
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    Robert Cray is one of my favorites. I've seen him more often than any other band/artist. BB King can kill you with one note.

    There was a time however, when SRV was so good it took guts to play with him on stage.
     
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    Absolute talent and ability.. Gotta wonder how much practicing it took to master that skill..

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    These polls always get me going, but the truth is how do you rate the best. It's all personal opinion.

    To me Randy Rhoads should never be out of the top ten. And Neil Young in front of Tony Iommi, Alex Lifeson and Carlos Santana?
    Neil Young is a great songwriter, but i don't consider him a great guitar player. I study guitar and can play most of his stuff.
     
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    The thing about this poll is it was the guitar players rating each other. Not fans.
     
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    Don't leave out Oates, of the '70's-'80's power-duo Hall and Oates :) But seriously folks... My guys, of music that I listen to, go in no specific order: Keith Richards, Pete Townsend, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani. Honorable mention to "The Edge", he doesn't wow you, but no one sounds like him.
     
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    Which would be the reason why there were not as many country or bluegrass musicians listed.

    Though I am happy SRV was high on the list.
     
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    SRV was amazing.....he gets my vote. He covered Voodoo Child (Chile) and was amazing at it. His notes are so distinct and clear.


    I also think Andre Segovia (Spanish guitar) is great too. For me it's hard to compare two very different styles though.
     
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    While there may be some better players than Jimi out there, they are all doing stuff that he pretty much invented. That is why he is #1. SRV was just plain awesome. He may even have played Hendrix better than Hendrix. They are both greats that were not around long enough.
     
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    I love the Sting cover of Little Wing from back in the '80s.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCrpAsX1w4Y Just the record put to some images, but this version is awesome. I could listen to it over and over again...and have.
     
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